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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Bruce, I could PM you my friend Keith's number. He built his Rugged 45 years ago and still owns her. His is for sale but he won't mind telling you about the general characteristic of the design. Tell him I sent you .

    I've sailed in it quite a lot and like it a lot, something of the mini Vertue.

    Keith's boat.

    Thanks, but as usual I'm just dreamin'. Keith's is a lovely looking boat.
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    Apparently not yet sold. After 4 offers, how can that be a good thing? Dunno.

    I'll have a look at it next week when the owner is available. If anyone (else) is interested and wants me to look at anything specifically, PM me please. Adrian, if you're still there, please contact me. I'll PM my number in case you lost it
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    So it's our 28th wedding anniversary today. I suggested we go out for dinner. Good idea she says. We let that sit for a while. Where should we go I ask? Let's get takeaway and spend the night on the boat she says. Did I choose well or what?

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    You did indeed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Both Carol and I forget the day each year, but it's been 44 years. I chose well too.
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    You certainly did.

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    The little fishing boat on the same page is quite nice ...... and a lot of work!

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    Definitely a keeper Phil.
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    Bruce, the boat has been in the club since new, the original owner builder passed away a few years ago, so the boat was subject to several tears of neglect. It's been fixed up within the last year. I'm not sure of the real condition of this boat, I would be having a very careful look at this boat, reasonably easy to slip the boat here at the club. Sorry I haven't responded earlier, most of my comments aren't responded to (some of them I think are worthy of comment) so I don't check some threads very often. I can meet you at the club tomorrow morning to let you in but chances are someone will turn and you could get in then, just say you are there to look at the boat. Will PM you my phone number.
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    Thanks Adrian. I do read your posts. Maybe I just reply in my head, or maybe I just agree with you so there's nothing to add. I'm hoping to look over Juanita with the owner by mid week. Not sure what will happen next.

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    Bruce, if you want another pair of ayes I'm willing
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Bruce, if you want another pair of ayes I'm willing
    Thanks Adrian, that would be terrific. As soon as Joel gets back to me with a time I'll call to see if you're free. If you bring a couple of ayes you'd better bring some nayes as well.

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    Just bring a couple of grand.

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    Heavy rain here at Tweed today. A little red coloured cell sat over us for about an hour or so. We taking PD30 up to Coomera tomorrow to have new 300hp outboards fitted. 90% chance of rain, 15-20 knots wind and a 1.5-2 metre swell. Should be a good run.
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    All up I think we've had about 230 mm here so far !
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    We've had sfa as usual. The allaged lawns gave turned to beach sand again. I shouldn't bother with them really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Heavy rain here at Tweed today. A little red coloured cell sat over us for about an hour or so. We taking PD30 up to Coomera tomorrow to have new 300hp outboards fitted. 90% chance of rain, 15-20 knots wind and a 1.5-2 metre swell. Should be a good run.
    Apparently we are going to suck some of your rain back over here. Unusual to be coming in from the east.

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    Bruce , a Rugged review yet ?
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    If anyone is after a deal for a fitout ? Greg ? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blackwod-...3D232270252421

    $500 worth of blackwood .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Bruce , a Rugged review yet ?
    No, the owner is away. I've asked to have a look when he's back, possibly this week.
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    I was given a rather nice compass a couple of weeks ago.



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    Trip aborted. It's just too ugly out there. Hoping for a break in the rain to catch the bus back to murbah.
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    Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy a boat that will pull right up next to it!

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    I sure hope he sells her, ex trawlers were very popular up here for a while.
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    Very nice Peter, although you should stand up straighter.

    I have one of Masina's two original Sestrel compasseseses. I'd put them back into the boat if I could find a matching one.

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    Like mine Rick ?
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    No, old bronze ones that mount horizontally. There were two in the bridgedeck once but they were replaced by a single, bulkhead mounted one long ago. But one of the old ones came with the boat.

    The fluid in the old compasses is regarded as hazardous as it picks up radiation from the glow-in-the-dark markings, over time. So don't drink it if you feel like getting lit up.

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    That trawler looks like a bargain to me!

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    I never liked sharpies very much, a good round bilge hull would run more easily. I think they were mainly built that way 'cos it's fast and cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That trawler looks like a bargain to me!

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    Weren't you buying an old trawler with some mates a while back?
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    Not wooden, but out of interest I inspected this flybridge cruiser (glass) last week for a couple who are interested in buying it as a live-aboard/cruiser. The owner supposedly was after about $120k when he was advertising it and knocked back offers of around $80k. But now he’s desperate to sell it because he’s gone west and the marina is costing him so he’s put it to auction.

    The boat is in quite sound condition, good engines, electrics, equipment and genny and really (as far as I could see) only cosmetic work to be done inside and out to cabin veneer panelling, teak deck, trim etc and in desperate need of a clean and antifouling (couldn’t otherwise check the hull, prop and rudder without it out of the water). Some possible work needed where the top of the fuel tanks was starting to look messy, but otherwise a nice solid and honest boat.

    The couple were quite sure that they’d pick it up for about $40k and I told them that I doubted that very much and that it’d be at the very least $60k depending on interest and probably more likely end up around the $80k mark.....anyway they disagreed so I’ve been keeping an eye on the bidding:

    https://marineauctions.nextlot.com/p.../lots/16779695
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    Damn just down the road from home but I'm at the boat 2 hrs away. Grrrrrrrr

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    If anyone is after a deal for a fitout ? Greg ? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blackwod-...3D232270252421

    $500 worth of



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    It looks pretty good Andrew and I love blackwood. I might buy it myself if I were closer, but I don't really need it. I have sufficient red cedar for a fit out and it's lighter than blackwood too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Weren't you buying an old trawler with some mates a while back?
    Not really but sort of. A friend bought it and the plan was that we'd all contribute to its restoration. But none of us had time so it sat in a shed. But then another friends with bags of money came along and has paid a shipwright to sheathe the hull and rebuild everything else, which he's now done. Launch is imminent and will be reported here. It's not a trawler but, rather, a snapper boat. Looking nice now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Not wooden, but out of interest I inspected this flybridge cruiser (glass) last week for a couple who are interested in buying it as a live-aboard/cruiser. The owner supposedly was after about $120k when he was advertising it and knocked back offers of around $80k. But now he’s desperate to sell it because he’s gone west and the marina is costing him so he’s put it to auction.

    The boat is in quite sound condition, good engines, electrics, equipment and genny and really (as far as I could see) only cosmetic work to be done inside and out to cabin veneer panelling, teak deck, trim etc and in desperate need of a clean and antifouling (couldn’t otherwise check the hull, prop and rudder without it out of the water). Some possible work needed where the top of the fuel tanks was starting to look messy, but otherwise a nice solid and honest boat.

    The couple were quite sure that they’d pick it up for about $40k and I told them that I doubted that very much and that it’d be at the very least $60k depending on interest and probably more likely end up around the $80k mark.....anyway they disagreed so I’ve been keeping an eye on the bidding:

    https://marineauctions.nextlot.com/p.../lots/16779695
    I saw a smaller, fairly awful old Savage go for about $30K recently. I think I'd have thought this one would be a lot more than 40K too, unless the engines were RS. Looks like your estimate's pretty close as it's currently at 60K+. I find it very difficult to guess what boats might sell for.

    Rick

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